Construction / tuning
*** Sorry, the first conversion was not documented by photos
- see pictures for the second conversion below
*** NOTE: both conversions are slightly different (positioning
of the servos, 2nd has rudder also)

The FIRST conversion (orange wings):
A small little throw plane for kids made from foam! Looks like a mini Easy Glider - or a small Merlin! The conversion was rather simple:
1) assamble the kids plane - mark the CPG (Balance point)
2) mark & cut out the ailerons (2,5cm x 15 cm)
3) carve out the front for the servo for the ailerons and the the receiver.
4) push a steel rod through the elapor (0,8 mm) towards both ailerons from the servo - push a small part (6 cm) of a tube over the rod (so that the rod moves
freely).
5) Glue servo horns (clipped) at the inner part of the ailerons (where the steel rod ends). Crop the rod & fix it.
6) cut out the top part of the fuselage over the wing - carve it out. Cut out a space for the elevator servo. Run the elevator tube for the steel rod (0,8 mm) on the
outside of the fuselage until the elevaor. Cut out the elevator rudder (2cm wide - over the full length).
7) Connect the servo & rudder.
8) Close the top part of the wing with tape.
9) Glue a 1mm CFK support rod from one wingtip to the other (same for the elevator) and then glue the wings & elevator wing in place! Careful that they sit
straight
10) Double check the CPG & position the battery in the location so that the CPG is centered (in my case just under the wing).
11) Drill a connection between battery & reciever
12) Drill a connection between receiver & elevator servo
13) Pre-flight check
14) Flight

Construction / tuning - the second one (white wings):
A small little throw plane for kids made from foam! Looks like a mini Easy Glider - or a small Merlin! The conversion was rather simple:
1) assamble the kids plane - mark the CPG (Balance point)








2) mark & cut out the ailerons (2,5cm x 15 cm)









3)
carve out the front for the servos - so the servos sit tight. The lower one is the rudder (left from front), the middle one the ailerons, the top one (right one) the
elevaotr.








                             4) Next
carve out the canopy:
                                  I carved out in such a way that all the
                                  servos had enough room to move
                                  freely - first with a knife, then a Dremel
                         


5)
Installation of push rods
With a soldering pen "burn" a trench from the front part of the plane to the tail (the side of the elevator needs to stop approx. 5cm before end of the plane. The
first 4 cm from the canopy side are running "underground". This whole you can easy drill with a long screw driver. Glue the rod tub in place with cyan glue.


                                                                              









6) Now glue on
rudder & elevator the horns (I used clipped servo arms which I always collect. Make a small cut in the rudder (where it needs to be - measure
with the push rod in place in the tub) and glue the horn with ample cyan glue and activator in place.








7) Install the servos (rudder & elevator) in their places and glue them with a drop of hot-glue. Then fix the
servo arms on the push rod & insert the rod into the tub and the servo arm on the servo (dont forget to fix
the arms on the servo with the screws). Now you can cap the length of the rod - make a Z connection and                
insert it in the rudder horn - work carefully as this needs to be perfect! In case of need you can adjust the                  
middle still with the programming of your transmitter.

8) Now
glue the elevator wing & wing in place with cyan glue. Use the liquid one and drop it from the out
side all around the main wings and fuselage joint (the same for the elevator wing). Ensure that you
measure from the wing tips to the tips top of the tail, and also the distance from the tip of the elevator
wings and the nose of the plane needs to be on both sides equal distance.

9) Before finishing this plane I found another one with a white canopy. So I bought it and used the white canopy. I also re-arranged the servo location and carved
out the place of the battery ... see also the picture.

10) Now it was time to do the finishing touch: colouring the canopy                                                                Also the magnets that hold the
with permanent marker pens - done in a few minutes and it just                                                              canopy need to be glued in place
looks great!                                                                                                                                                            and screws serve as counter point
                                                                                                                                                                   in the fuselage
11) Last but not least the battery was inserted into the carved
out space in the fuselage and the entire plane was put
on the scale:









Total flying weight: 123 g
Empty: 87 g

The whole conversion took close to 4 evenings, but lot of time was spend to figure out the best position of the servos, the accumulator and also the receiver, etc.


Flight Experience:
Great on slopes but rather nervous. The ailerons are very direct and the little plane jumps in the wind.
Therefor I rated it rather for intermediates & pro fun! You may also just throw the plane with full force and it will end in 15 to 20 meters hight! Glide down in two or
three circles!

Even if you crash, due to the low flying weight you can be sure that nothing breaks!
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NAME:
 
FOX - GLIDER
PRODUCER:
 
Multiplex
TYPE
  Foam (Elapor)
WING SPAN:
 
500 mm
LENGTH:
 
475 mm
WING AREA:
 
11,3 dm2
WEIGHT PER DM2
 
29 g/ dm2
WEIGHT (producer):
 
40 g (without RC), 90 g with RC
ACTUAL WEIGHT:
 
87 g without battery -   123 g flying weight
MOTOR:
 
-
MOTOR DATA:
  -
PROPELLER:
  -
BEC /
CONTROLLER:
 
no name - 8 A (only used for BEC) - 8 g
RECEIVER:
 
Futaba 2,4 GHz, 4 channel, R-6004
BATTERY:
 
Lipo Ray, 2 cells, 320 mA
CHANNELS:
 
3 (1x ailerons, 1x elevator, 1x rudder)
SERVOS USED.
  all: HD 1370 (3,7 g per servo)
RATING - BUILDING:
 
Intermediate - professional
RATING - FLYING:
 
Intermediate - professional
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